Pros: Big, Beautiful, sweet, quiet, a total lady
Cons: I have yet to see an egg!
My Buff Brahma is so beautiful, and she cracks me up when she runs towards me for treats! She's almost seven months old and I haven't seen an egg yet, but I'm okay with it. She's very large and it takes quite a hop to roost at night, she may benefit from a lower perch. Although she runs pretty fast, she gets almost no height, so getting away from predators isn't likely, but she can't get over the fence so, to me, that's a plus. An example of her demeanor; I brought home a New Hampshire Red about a month ago to keep her company after her sister was killed by a dog while free ranging. I didn't know what to expect and she surprised me, she pecked at her comb a couple times, it's totally different than hers, and followed her around, but I saw no aggression whatsoever, and within two days they were pals. For a big girl she eats like a dainty lady and barely makes a mess. I'm glad the Brahmas were my first chickens, it's because of them I am now addicted, I can't wait until spring so I can expand my flock and my coop!